Tag: Nebraska

University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers score $12.8M DOE grant for camelina and pennycress

University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers score $12.8M DOE grant for camelina and pennycress

September 19, 2022 |

In Nebraska, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln researcher is leading a team working to unlock the full potential of two oilseeds that may help meet the escalating demand for renewable fuels, industrial chemicals and other bioproducts. The team will produce genetically enhanced oilseeds, establish the “rules” of oilseeds’ metabolic circuitry and develop synthetic biology tools for […]

Read More

Green Plains Inc., Tallgrass, and PNNL get DOE funding for SAF development

Green Plains Inc., Tallgrass, and PNNL get DOE funding for SAF development

September 6, 2022 |

In Nebraska, Green Plains Inc., Tallgrass, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have been awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to advance sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) technology as part of the federal agency’s effort to support the development of valuable biofuels and bioproducts for the clean energy economy. The DOE award will […]

Read More

University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers studying how to reduce ethanol’s water and energy footprint

University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers studying how to reduce ethanol’s water and energy footprint

August 22, 2022 |

In Nebraska, Nebraska researchers are studying how to make ethanol production more environmentally sensitive by reducing the amount of water and energy required to produce it and cutting the air emissions that result. The Nebraska Environmental Trust is helping fund this University of Nebraska–Lincoln research — $155,663 this year and $44,232 in a second year. Ethanol fermentation […]

Read More

New study shows Nebraska ethanol industry produced $4 billion in products in 2019

New study shows Nebraska ethanol industry produced $4 billion in products in 2019

August 1, 2022 |

In Nebraska, the Nebraska ethanol industry produced over 2.25 billion gallons in 2019, resulting in a value of production for ethanol and co-products of greater than $4.04 billion, according to a new University of Nebraska–Lincoln study estimating the industry’s impact in 2018 and 2019. The overall economic impact of the Nebraska ethanol industry is over […]

Read More

US Geological Survey joins research teams into impacts of AltEn’s ethanol production

US Geological Survey joins research teams into impacts of AltEn’s ethanol production

July 20, 2022 |

In Nebraska, the Lincoln Journal Star newspaper reports that the US Geological Survey is the latest agency to study the environmental impacts of AltEn’s ethanol production from seed corn to better under the impacts of the neonicotinoid pesticides used on seed corn on the local ecosystem. The neonics impact the nervous system of insects which […]

Read More

Nebraska allows AltEn to apply 150 million gallons of discharge to 320 acres

Nebraska allows AltEn to apply 150 million gallons of discharge to 320 acres

July 5, 2022 |

In Nebraska, Brownfield Ag News reports that despite the extensive environmental controversies emanating from the AltEn ethanol facility, the department of environment and energy has provided the company with a new permit allowing it to apply 150 million gallons of discharge to 320 acres in Saunders County through July 2027. The company is not allowed […]

Read More

Heartwell Renewables contracts Worely to design Nebraska renewable diesel plant

Heartwell Renewables contracts Worely to design Nebraska renewable diesel plant

May 25, 2022 |

In Nebraska, Worley has been awarded a contract by Heartwell Renewables LLC, a joint venture between The Love’s Family of Companies and Cargill, for the detailed and field engineering services for a greenfield renewable diesel plant in Hastings, Nebraska. The new plant will produce an estimated 302 million liters of renewable diesel per year from […]

Read More

Tallgrass to capture CO2 from ADM’s Columbus corn-processing complex

Tallgrass to capture CO2 from ADM’s Columbus corn-processing complex

May 19, 2022 |

In Nebraska, Tallgrass announced it has entered into an agreement with ADM that would pave the way for Tallgrass to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from ADM’s corn-processing complex in Columbus, Neb., and transport it to Tallgrass’ Eastern Wyoming Sequestration Hub for permanent underground storage. By utilizing a converted natural gas pipeline for CO2 transportation, Tallgrass […]

Read More

Survey shows bipartisan majority of Nebraskans support ethanol industry

Survey shows bipartisan majority of Nebraskans support ethanol industry

May 9, 2022 |

In Nebraska, a broad, bipartisan majority of Nebraskans support the ethanol industry and believe it is critical to the future of agriculture, the health of the state’s economy, and improving environmental outcomes, according to a new survey of registered voters in 14 counties where Summit Carbon Solutions is proposed to operate in the state. Key […]

Read More

Great River Energy exploring old railway tires as biomass power feedstock

Great River Energy exploring old railway tires as biomass power feedstock

May 3, 2022 |

In North Dakota, Prairie Republic reports Great River Energy is exploring replacing coal-fired power for its ethanol production with biomass. Coal Creek Station, which supplied the ethanol facility with power, has been sold. The state’s Industrial Commission has approved a grant for a SEED study exploring the possibility of converting their boiler, fuel-handling systems and […]

Read More